Statewide Testing

2021–22 Testing Calendar

While the Minnesota Department of Education strives to ensure this testing schedule remains unaltered, it is subject to change based on assessment decisions made by the Minnesota Legislature or U.S. Congress.

Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments (MCAs)

Minnesota Test of Academic Skills (MTAS)


Alternate ACCESS for ELLs

January 31

  • ACCESS and Alternate ACCESS for ELLs begins

March 7

  • Reading, Mathematics, and Science MCA and MTAS begins

March 25

  • ACCESS and Alternate ACCESS for ELLs ends

May 6

  • Reading and Mathematics MCA and Reading, Mathematics, and Science MTAS ends

May 13

  • Science MCA ends